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!EXTRA! PPD MAKE TWO ARRESTS IN HOME INVASION … RADICAL LEFT’s $3.5 TRILLION GOVERNMENT GIVEAWAY SPELLS DISASTER

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BY DAN VALENTI

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ADD 1 8/14/21:

On July 28, 2021 Pittsfield Police Department patrol officers responded to a residence in Pittsfield for a reported home invasion.  A subsequent investigation revealed that two men forced their way into a home with a firearm.  The suspects assaulted a man at the residence and later fled the home.  A firearm was discharged in the residence by one of the suspects during the incident.  Minor injuries to one of the victims was reported.   

Through a determined investigative effort, to include obtaining and executing multiple search warrants, Pittsfield Police Department Investigators were able to make two arrests.  On July 29, 2021 24 year old Peter Campbell was arrested and charged with Home Invasion (while armed and masked).  On August 5, 2021 22 year old Jawuan Loiodice-St. John was arrested on a warrant, charging him with Home Invasion (while armed and masked).  Additional charges against both men may be forthcoming.  Both men are residents of Berkshire County.  

The investigation into this incident is on-going and being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau, with assistance from members of the Berkshire County Sherriff’s Department and Massachusetts State Police.  Anyone who wishes to provide information regarding this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator, Detective Diane Bassett, at 413-448-9700 x529.

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 13-15, 2021) — While you were sleeping, the crooks in Washington went to work. They want to spend an additional $4.7 trillion of your hard-earned money.

Those at the top, those who live in gated communities far from the mayhem of city center, don’t care. They got theirs. Those at the bottom up, they’re not bothered either, because they also got theirs: subsidized housing, free drugs, and loaded EBT cards for those lobster-and-goose soirees, cigs and booze,

The ones in the ever-shrinking middle — those hard-working stiffs who hold down jobs, pay their taxes and bills, limit their debt, and keep their properties tidy — they’re getting killed.

If Congress approves Syracuse Joe’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan and the insane $3.5 trillion “gimme giveaway,” it will ignite inflation. The baby will be left without bath water.

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Actually, THE PLANET supports infrastructure spending, but not in its present form. It’s not a pure bill. House Matrix Nancy Pelosi says she will tie the infrastructure appropriation to the social services freebies. In the Dreaded Private Sector, we know the practice as blackmail.

Pelosi apparently doesn’t care that infrastructure spending remains near the top of America’s “honey do” list. The funds would repair, replace, or refurbish aging roads, bridges, rail lines, internet connections, and the nation’s power grid. More even than defense spending, this is a national security issue.

The liberal loons on radical left, though, won’t support infrastructure spending unless they can continue to buy votes by handing out more candy to the “gimme groups.” Sen. Bernie Sanders says it’s for children, single moms, and old people. Sounds good until you realize this will simply create more dependence on Big Brother. So what if it buys votes. The people who truly need it won’t sniff a dime, but the cheats, the streets, and the deadbeats will continue to enjoy the cost-free lives.

THE PLANET says yes to infrastructure and no to more special service spending.

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The real danger here is inflation. Since COVID-19 hit, the federal government has pumped trillions (with a “T”) of new dollars into the economy. You might say these dollars got us back on track, but they didn’t. When the virus receded, the economy bounced back due not to any actions by Washington but because businesses opened up and people came out.

The damage was done.

Now Syracuse Joe, caving into party radicals, wants to release $4.7 trillion. This is on top of stimulus checks, unemployment bonuses paying people more to stay home instead of working, and the federal government buying trillions in government bonds to keep interest rates artificially low. The irresistible force has met the moveable object.

When Donald Trump left office, gas cost $1.87 a gallon. Today, you pay more than $3.

Inflation. It’s easy to understand. As the money supply rises too fast, it outpaces demand. Prices jump and each dollar is worth less., not a good combination. When today’s dollar buys more than tomorrow’s it drives more spending, even panic buying, creating a perilous feedback loop.

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The temptation is to say the United States is becoming “Marxist,” but that does disservice to Karl Marx. We’ve seen what real-life application of  “Marxism” does. Cuba or North Korea, anyone? Russian and China, the latter especially, only got out of the dark ages when they allowed capitalism to work its greedy magic.

Marx was a 19th century man and a 19th century economist. His theories are inseparable from his times. He witnessed the devastating effects of unscrupulous robber barons when he left Germany to live in England. Factory owners became super rich while grossly underpaid workers lived in squalid conditions in dangerously crowded cities.

Actually, Marx saw deeply into the capitalist economic system.

  • A large number of goods and services are produced and exchanged for sale.
  • Capital in the form of money and fiat currency provides a common, agreed upon measure of value.
  • The free trade — products and services for money — increases the seller’s supply of money. That’s what turns money into capital.

That all attempts to put his system into practical use failed owes to the fact that Marx, ever an idealist, didn’t account for human greed. Capitalism does such accounting.

When government interferes with open markets through infusions of cash or subsidies, you run into problems. Big problems.

Welcome to where we are now.

Forget economic theory. Common sense tell you that releasing $3.5 trillion in government handouts will produce bad juju–maybe disastrously so.

What do you think? THE PLANET wants to know.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“Reason has always existed, but not as a reasonable form” — Karl Marx.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Pat
Pat
1 month ago

I agree Dan that this unprecedented spending will be a disaster for this country. The far left wants to take us back into the dark ages to permanently weaken this country to pave the way for totalitarian world rule by a group of fascist/communist countries who know that capitalism works, but who do not want America to continue to be the world leader. They use capitalist policies for their monetary system, but keep their people under control using communist iron rule. No freedom in these countries and, most especially, they don’t want America to offer freedom as something to strive for because freedom is the last thing these totalitarian countries want their people to have. They are destroying our reputation around the world by calling us evil racists and turning us into a country that takes away freedom from our own people so we can never again be a beacon of hope because fascists are once again seeking to rule the world and this time they want no interference.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

That’s why China is so successful. They are using our monetary system and it’s working unbelievably well. Meanwhile, they push us toward Socialism which they know always ends in misery.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

What do I think about blogger Dan Valenti’s essay? My A to Z thoughts are: (a) I know of a certain sitting Mayor of Pittsfield named the Lovely Linda who lives in a very elitist millionaires-only gated community near the border with Hancock, (b) Post Industrial Pittsfield shows many of the downsides of capitalism, (c) Biden’s Infrastructure Bill was sent back to the U.S. House of Representatives, who aren’t scheduled to return to the Swamp until September 20th, 2021 (or 1 month and 1 week from now), but may return earlier if called upon, (c) Biden’s Social Safety Net and phony Green New Deal bill is already dead, but it makes the progressives look good for trying, (d) Karl Marx lived in the heyday of the Industrial Revolution where the underclass was ruthlessly exploited by the “Haves”; there was no Middle Class yet, and there was still slavery and anti-Semitism which Karl Marx has been called out for being a racist, (e) Big government has become a predatory institution that only serves itself and Wall Street, while throwing a few proverbial crumbs to the masses, (f) Personally, when I write to the ruling elites I either receive form letter responses or no response at all, (g) No economic system has ever worked in human history, including Capitalism, which is nowhere to be found in the U.S. Constitution or any other founding documents, (h) Communism equals totalitarianism and more mass murders by war criminal regimes than any other system of government ever, (i) We live in a hybrid economic system where we have so-called Capitalism, but with some Socialism and a whole lot of CLASS WARFARE, (j) 2008’s financial crisis caused by Wall Street saw trillions of dollars in federal bailouts to Wall Street’s big banks and insurance companies, as well as hundreds of billions of dollars in federal bailouts to foreign banks, which is REVERSE CAPITALISM! and GLOBALISM!, (k) We are in a K-shaped economic recovery (for Wall Street and the Ruling Elites) and recession (for Main Street), (l) Inflation is worse than any federal tax on the working class and Biden’s big government spending policies are exacerbating inflation to the highest levels in decades (1983), (m) I always want to know where the federal dollars really go because they never seem to go to the actual people, agencies, businesses, and communities who need the money the most, (n) I always want to know why politicians in big government make proverbial “Holy Sermon on the Mount” Jesus Christ-like speeches to the masses, but when money is involved, only the special and vested interests profit, (o) I wonder if the Ruling Elites are enjoying their taxpayer-funded August vacations during this time of national crisis, (p) I would like blogger Dan Valenti to breakdown the ratio of big government dollars for the military and corporate welfare to that of social services and social insurance funding, and then have him tell me why he hates social services funding so much, (q) I would like the Ruling Elites in big government to cut their public pay and perks in direct proportion to increases in taxes, public debts, spending and inflation so that they would lead in the front and feel the direct impacts of their votes, (s) I would like to ban career politicians who enrich themselves at the public trough via term limits, (t) I would like to know the ratio of K Street corporate lobbyists to the 535 Member of U.S. Congress, and how the Swamp became a casino for pay to play politics, (u) I would like to know why U.S. Congress is dragging its feet on either raising or suspending the national debt limit during our national crisis, (v) I would like to know why the U.S. Government’s number one non-farm export to the world are military weapons and how much money we are making off of arms sales, (w) I would like to know if the Military Industrial Complex (or Big Brother) is really in charge of the U.S. Government, (x) I would like to know how many millions of foreign Peoples the U.S. Government’s Armed Forces and related agencies killed in military conflicts since the end of World War 2, (y) I would like to know how many trillions of U.S. Dollars the U.S. Government owes foreign governments and its plan to pay them back, (z) I would like to know how high sea level rise from global warming will get in 50 years to 100 years from now, and beyond, and why the U.S. Government acts so sanctimonious about Climate Change when we are the number two polluter of greenhouse emissions in the world next to the number one polluter China, which the two countries combined account for nearly 1/2 of all greenhouse emissions in the entire world.

Jonathan Melle

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Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Jonathan You the man, Man !

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Well said Dan!

J2S
J2S
1 month ago

Anyone who implies that Karl Marx would be opposed to this stuff does not know that Karl Marx was a big-time grifter and never worked an honest, regular job in his life. Some of his children actually died of neglect because he refused to seek employment, rather expecting friends and relatives (his mother until she cut him off, then his wife’s family until they had enough and then Frederick Engels who always ponied up for him) to give money and becoming quite angry when
cut off or it a payment was late.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
1 month ago

I agree that there is a ton of questionable stuff in this bill. So is it better to have a bill that will get at least some infrastructure than none at all?
The last president promised all kinds of infrastructure but did nothing at all. Obama tried but republicans hamstrung his every move because they did not want him to look good.
Bottom line is the countrys infrastructure is falling apart. Somebody do something please.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Pointstoponder
1 month ago

Democrats wouldn’t allow President Trump to have a win on infrastructure. They opposed so much of what he wanted to do. Yes, we need infrastructure, but we don’t need the Green New Deal attached to it as the price we have to pay to get it. The Green New Deal plunges this country into Venezuela and Cuba style politics and not the successful economy used by China which is capitalism for their monetary system. They know it works which is why China keeps pushing us in the opposite direction away from capitalism.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Your first statement is a boldface lie and you know it. I wonder where you got that bad habit from.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
1 month ago

D-Rats foamed at the mouth for 5 years.

The RINOs went along with the show.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
1 month ago

DJT-

Donald J Trump
@realdonaldtrump
5h·
Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, Crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world—DO YOU MISS ME YET?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

2.99 for gas.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Tragic mess on covid Trump….you get 1 shot to lead and as usual failure followed.You left the biggest mess in world histor.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Biden has open borders with some criminal alien groups having 40% Covid+ infection rate.

But it get gets even better, then Biden buses the criminal throghout the USA, to spread whatever diseases they carry. Drug resistant TB too!!!

You voted for the most anti-American IM-POTUS in history!!!

Glinda
Glinda
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yes sir. Looking forward to your reinstatement

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Pointstoponder
1 month ago

Trumps 2018 200 Billion infrastructure policy’s was shot down by both sides because they wanted to know where the money would come from. Isn’t that funny how we now can afford 3.5 Trillion.

Infrastructure policy of Donald Trump – Wikipedia.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Trump offered only 25% of the cost of anr project.Does not work that way….fake infastructure

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Flaky fake infrastructure is what the D-Rats and RINOs want.

Their bill is pork laden and has “green new deal agendas…”

Ready for $8/gas TSC?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Its time to send a financial shock wave in money and services to the low of income while making Trump pay income taxes

Trump Derangement Syndrome
Trump Derangement Syndrome
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

TDS

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Pelosi and the Democrats were up in arms when the Republicans wouldn’t vote on the “infrastructure “(inaccurate but how it’s labeled) bill was brought out for a vote before it was even written. Pelosi said trust me, ha,ha! Most people realize that some money was needed to boost the economy which should have been a one shot deal or in my eyes reduced taxes. For some reason the government is not letting the economy open up even though we have herd immunity. All they have to do is stop paying the extra unemployment gift, stop the moratorium on evictions and let’s get the economy rolling. Right now many things can’t open or run on a full schedule because there are no workers. The government has incentivized stay home and in MA smoking pot! I could go on all day but I will end here wishing everyone a cool day!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Pot, which the far left liberals are now realizing, is destroying the environment because it requires a lot of water to grow. They also grow it with lots of THC so it kills even more brain cells. People should not be allowed to think clearly in these socialist countries because then you would realize that they are pushing a losing political agenda on our country. They pushed pot on the public for obvious political reasons, but now they have to decide between their environmental agenda or keeping people supplied with lots of pot so they vote Democrat.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Best part is you won’t find too many politicians asking those who smoke to cut down on consumption because it effects the climate or use of water etc.. because of the taxes taken in. Tax money taken in takes precedence over all things.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

A government run racquet with porcine political hacks running the hog’s tax feed through.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

They all squealing for more.

J2S
J2S
1 month ago

Washington politics is a crime scene and it is the voters who could help solve it, but the politicians don’t want it solved and won’t help solve it because they are the criminals. The politicians create complexities on everything to keep the money and power to be had for themselves going. The our turn ,your turn in power of both parties to sell the citizens that were different is the crime.They are one in the same and just going about it a little different to keep their pot of gold .

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The pol’s put on a show and everyone knows that behind closed doors there are no democrats or republicans, just a ruling class bleeding this country dry.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

And selling out to China, but it could be stopped if enough people woke up, but the powers that be in Washington want to shut down the thoughts and ideas of the American people, except for the really crazy ideas that are giving the elites lots of power.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

The people elect the ruling class. What exactly are you doing to change things you’re upset about? Posting comments on a blog isn’t going to get it done.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Forensic audits in all 50 states

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Agreed. Then?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Prosecution of the traitors

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Trump and his acolytes should be first in line.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Leftists tried that for 4 years, got NOTHING!!!

First in line: D-ementia Joe and Hunter, H-beast, Pelousey.

Glinda
Glinda
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Right after you

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Glinda
1 month ago

Trump is a conman and a criminal.

Glinda
Glinda
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

President Trump would be reinstated in no time

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Glinda
1 month ago

Trump will never be reinstated. Not even the Pillow guy can help him. The Pillow guy. He is the quality person Trump has helping him.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Well, for one, I vote hoping that the person I vote for who claimed to feel as I do on the issues does what they said they will do. Second, pay my taxes 0 owed! Third I’ve sponsored two teams for years for children to involve them. Third owned a business that had employees not counting the family business (s)that paid thousands in taxes and had many employees over the years. Hint: millions in the local area right now.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Millions of BUGS that is!!

Untrue
Untrue
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

just ignore Bleak House, a disgraced lawyer trying to seem important

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Untrue
1 month ago

Your posts are flagrant lies. Email me at jeaccuse@protonmail.com if you want to play these games.

Glinda
Glinda
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Touched a nerve. Be gone you have no power here

James
James
1 month ago

Here’s the thing about the radical left. We life-long dems hate em like the republicans of yore hate the flatearthers that have taken over their party. Here in the Berkshires, the “progressives” run the show because their relatively small numbers are the ones who vote. If you don’t want self-serving pols like Andrea Harrington and TF Bouvier accusing you of being a racist so they can sell their bs “change” then you better vote. Tell your friends and neighbors you’ve had enough of their criminals justice. Tell them you want average Joe and Maryjos rights. Enough with their polically correct elitist social agenda. If you earn your money and pay your taxes these so called democrats are not on your side. Vote! Stop the lurch left!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  James
1 month ago

True. It’s time for the moderate Dems and the Independents and Republicans to all pull together to rid ourselves of this far left infestation throughout our government, our culture, big tech, and so many businesses. We can do it and find lots of common ground, but if we lose our freedoms to this far left lunacy, we will all pay the price in the end.

J2S
J2S
1 month ago

Home Invasion:
Maybe now they’ll send in the social workers to uncover some ‘root causes’ …or something!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Social workers have such an expanded job role now, everything from fighting crime, to solving every social problem. Will we be adding fire fighting to their job description next?

Last edited 1 month ago by Pat
Bill
Bill
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Grants are easiest to procure via human services.

Bill
Bill
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

*grant funds are distributed the most for certain things

J2S
J2S
1 month ago

Home Invasion:

Still, we are ASSURED by some politicians,Judges, Da’s and the DFP crowd we are all safer when these people are not locked up.

helen back
helen back
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

No they’re just correcting a racist system…The DA was asked during her last campaign for evidence of the racist system in Berkshire Couynty Still waiting…

James
James
1 month ago

Come on! They’re not bad kids, Dan! They just need guidance!
“The studies are clear that most young adults will grow out of criminal behavior by their mid-twenties and the vast majority of these crimes are low-level offenses,” Harrington said. “The decision-making part of a child’s brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. With appropriate interventions instead of aggressive prosecution, we, as a community, can help make the next generation safer and healthier.”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  James
1 month ago

The DA might be on to something with the brain not being fully developed by age 25, It might not be fully developed until, How old is she ?

James
James
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

That’s your “first female District Attorney of Berkshire County” for you. It’s a claim to fame if you don’t that looong history is four people. She can’t say anything without misleading people down her Wrong Way path.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  James
1 month ago

From Harrington’s newsletter “Andrea on the Record”

“When I was elected as District Attorney in 2018, Berkshire County had the fifth-highest rate of rape by population in Massachusetts, the number of restraining order filings, a primary indicator of domestic violence, had increased every year since 2015 and six domestic violence cases resulted in the tragic deaths of women. 

I knew we had to do more to prevent intimate partner violence.”

Yet again, Harrington does not know the first thing of what she is talking about. The number of restraining order filings is not indicative of domestic violence it’s indicative of a DA’s office that was once doing their job. Oh yeah, right…Does anyone in that office know their keister from their elbow? It’s like saying the number of rape kits collected is the primary indicator of sexual violence against women. It would be funny if it weren’t so serious.

Legal Expert
Legal Expert
Reply to  James
1 month ago

So don’t let people vote, drink, smoke, do drugs, smoke pot, fight in wars until age 25.
Change the age of convent for sexual intercourse and marriage to 25 as well.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Legal Expert
1 month ago

Convent? Get thee to a nunnery!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  James
1 month ago

But James, is this the same 18 year old Peter Campbell indicted in Pittsfield for the 2014 murder of Anthony Gamache and the same 22 year old Peter Campbell who pleaded guilty in 2018 to his role in the shooting death of Anthony Gamache? OIf so his brain is a work in progress, e.g. a history of guns, drugs, robbery, murder, home invasion, guns, robbery, drugs, etc. etc.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
1 month ago

China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, our so called enemies, are sitting back and watching Americas own government tear the country apart. And they could not be happier that soon enough, America will not be a threat to them any longer. America is heading fast to be a third world country. Much of the population is too ignorant to realize what is happening. Many more are actually helping its demise by actively working to divide their own people and cause them to hate each other. I doubt this spiral can be stopped. Too much cultish paranoia turned to hate.

Personally, my time left is not so long and I really do not care anymore. Tear it apart. Shit in your own beds if you will. But you do such a selfish injustice to your children and their children because you will leave them with a huge mess of a country. Perhaps a civil war but certainly enough civil unrest to create a level of anxiety that curbs normal enjoyment of life.
Whining and finger pointing has been a large part of the demise and I am sure it will continue till the end because you really cannot fix stupid. There is no special school, no brain transplants and no miracles coming. It is what it is.

BCHC
BCHC
1 month ago

Mofongo near me….
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Bite slim stick into 1/4″ dice size pc, drop from mouth into Dorito bag ….. add Ramen & seasoning, any other ingredient on commerce list – mixed nuts.

Dash warter.

Put all in bag & smash it.

Best mofongo you ever ate.

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Moving to Santa Fe
Moving to Santa Fe
1 month ago

That’s it, I’m outta here

Check please
Check please
1 month ago

Glad to be old.

North Street Junkie
North Street Junkie
1 month ago

Look it’s time to limit this place or specifically Melle to 250 words or less. The guy is mentally unstable

Freud
Freud
Reply to  North Street Junkie
1 month ago

He ain’t the only one.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Freud
1 month ago

I will try to write my point of view in less than 250 words. I work on my mental health. I am a peer support to everyone who works on their mental health. I love my native hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I enjoy reading blogger Dan Valenti’s postings about Pittsfield politics. He lets me know where he stands on the issues facing Pittsfield politics, and I respect him for that.

Tree Fall in Forest/Message Received ✔
Tree Fall in Forest/Message Received ✔
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Jonathan – just so you know, we heard you. We understand what you say. You & your fam were done wrong & it harmed you. Yes. Sorry that happened.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tree Fall in Forest/Message Received ✔
Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Hang in there

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
1 month ago

The home invaders should have used bikes and the bike lanes. They would have gone undected.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Is this Peter Campbell that was arrested for the home invasion the same Peter Campbell that plead guilty for manslaughter in a home invasion back in 2014? Seems like the same person. Why the hell is he out of prison? What a totally messed up society we are now living in. Maybe Nipples can explain why he is out. If it’s the same guy, she must feel that his brain was not developed when he killed this man in 2014. So what is her excuse now that he is 24 years old? Thankfully the latest victim was not killed.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Yes, I believe he is the same guy and is out because he was not the shooter and he served his time. The shooter walked free because Harrington and her clown company dragged their big clown feet so long the witnesses got amnesia. The shooter was arrested again recently for a…wait for it, another shooting. Meanwhile, citizens in LA are attempting to recall the DA. The effort is led by families of two murder victims. Food for thought.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

Thanks for the clarification. Evidently Campbell is going to keep trying home invasions until he is the shooter. Guess he didn’t learn much during his time in prison.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Pittsfield bail hearing:

Judge: What do we have here?

DA: A minor kerfuffle, your honor, nothing to get overly concerned about.

Judge: A Home Invasion is not a minor kerfuffle!

DA: Well, Your honor he is only 24 years old and his brain isn’t fully developed. He also qualifies for the juvenile diversion program.

Judge: I see, he has priors.

DA: Here in Pittsfield that makes him a model citizen.

Judge: OK then! On your way ! And don’t forget to attend the
diversion program!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The scribbled notes they wrote upon paper are far better than I could ever do.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

TSC channels Simple Simon and Tennessee Tuxedo.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Oh, your Honor, I forgot about asking for a stipulation to be included. With the stipulation that he never, ever, show his face in my neighborhood of
course.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Where’s officer krupke

Tony Blair
Tony Blair
1 month ago

Quite the far right article, bravo!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Biden wants to override the authority of Florida Governor DeSantis and pay teachers with federal money. This is such a violation of the constitution and Biden is just doing one violation after another. This is grounds for impeachment.

Even adults who have worn masks at work have not had to wear them while sitting at their desks by themselves. When you get up and walk around, yes, but to expect children to stay confined in these masks for an entire day is cruel. Just space them apart from each other and have smaller classrooms. There is so much that the nest of far left activists in the CDC could recommend instead of focusing on masks which time and again they tell us do not work, especially cloth masks.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-admin-targets-desantis-ban-on-mask-mandates-offers-cash-to-florida-school-districts-defying-governor

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

So much for states rights! Like it or not the feds have minimized them and most states helped them all, “For ,A Few Dollars More which the feds use to get them to comply.

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The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Republicans lost their party to lunatics.When you get it back let normal people know.Republicans were always fighting a war on public education and things like SS and Medicare always against everything.Now you folks believe a sad Mike Lindel and cant discern a election winner.Tax cuts is all the old Republicans ever had.Your against vaccines,masks,caution as our virus numbers go through the roof.I am begining to see ignorance and I remember Trump calling certain countries shitholes.Its ignorance.Its fear driving a cult and a news station that delivers anger and misinformation.Stop the spread so kids can go to school and stop fighting people who want the kids to use safe cautious policies to get them back learning.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Biggest election fraud in world history TSC.

Until Americans can trust that their vote counts future elections will be meaningless.

I hope the USA can survive who they selected.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

TSC,You can’t drink all day if you don’t start to drink in the morning .

Check please
Check please
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Never stop

Sgt. bazooka
Sgt. bazooka
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Drugs before noon then alcohol.

Inspector 243
Inspector 243
1 month ago

Bousquet is violating setbacks, scenic mountains, wetlands, and height rules.
The should have gotten a full ConCom review and filed a NOI, they need a variance (which they couldn’t get) for the setback and height violations.

I guess it doesn’t matter if you are Milltown and Linda Tyer is in your back pocket.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Inspector 243
1 month ago

Like that commercial jingle, “Milltown fix , Milltown replace.”

Interesting
Interesting
Reply to  Inspector 243
1 month ago

Some abrupt oversight ?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Inspector 243
1 month ago

and what about the those wetlands along their Richmond pond property? Any serious oversight there? Do they have a file of building permits stacked somehwere or did they even need them?

Inspector 243
Inspector 243
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

They don’t need no stinking permits.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Inspector 243
1 month ago

I’m ticked because Mill Town’s Bousquet Sports is only allowing vaccinated people use their facility.
That’s right – you need proof of vaccination – apparently they are not aware that the majority of emerging covid cases are among VACCINATED people!
Wouldn’t it be smarter, Mill Town, to screen people entering for fever & symptoms?
Will they also be requiring proof of vaccination at their ski area?

I’ll be boycotting any business requiring proof of vaccination! Follow the science, people!

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

August 14, 2021

Hello Erin at Act on Mass,

The Massachusetts Democratic Party in Boston is an abomination. Last year in 2020, they ran a sleazy, homophobic, conspiratorial smear campaign against Alex Morse, who challenged PAC Man Richie Neal for his “1,000th” term in the U.S. House of Representatives. They are all still in power in Boston, and none of them ever apologized for their horrible actions that gives politics a bad name. The message the average citizens received from Boston’s state Democratic Party bosses is that they will win at any cost, and if you dare challenge their iron grip on political power, you will be next. While I support your work at Act on Mass, I wish to state that Boston Pols are the dirtiest and most mean-spirited Pols EVER!

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

—–

Jonathan,

Where does the time go?

Tonight [Saturday, August 14th, 2021] at 5pm is the deadline to submit written testimony to the Mass Dems Platform Committee. This is your last chance to tell the party what you believe should be in the Democratic party platform, and why.

Over the last two weeks, the Mass Dems have held seven platform hearings where registered democrats can testify orally, the last of which is wrapping up this morning. I attended the hearing last Saturday, and was thrilled to be joined by many others in my call for transparency measures to be included in the platform. Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend and testify at these hearings! Because of you, we are being heard.

If you haven’t had a chance to testify, you can still submit written testimony until 5:00pm tonight.

—–

Gonna Be Huge
Gonna Be Huge
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Doesn’t look like the Generlissimo is going to make an appearance this summer.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Gonna Be Huge
1 month ago

Heard he was in Haiti. Could be buried under a pile of rubble by now. AND there is a storm coming.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Clintoon Foundation is on the way to steal all the aid like 2010

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

Did anyone ever ask the heroin addict if they want to be saved in the event of an overdose?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Looking at the new Taco Bell site off Hubbard ave and cannot figure out where the exit is going to be. Are they going to come out the entrance? Or go out around the medical building? Does not seem to be a whole lot of stacking room in there either. The whole place looks VERY tight to me.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
1 month ago

INew local news

n the Berkshires, 68 business owners got more than $14 million in federal bailout money. Then, the fund ran out of money, adding another blow to an industry in tatters during the typically-lucrative summer season.

Now lets see here…14,000,000 divided by 68=HOLY SHIT MANNNNN!!!!
and apparently most other business s got NOTHING

Legal Expert
Legal Expert
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

$14 million was the fund, 68 businesses were on the list from the city.
I think it was posted here before. That they DJ BFG received $50k just on its own for round one. Maybe it was he/she/try/them

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

recent Eagle business section

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

On July 9, the SBA released a list of Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant recipients. In Berkshire County, 68 businesses in 14 cities and towns received a total of $14.46 million.
As of June 30 Pittsfield received with figures released 7/21

• Hilton Garden Inn: $357,514 
• Koto Hibachi Steakhouse: $330,738.87 
• The Lantern: $257,765.03 
• Methuselah Bar & Lounge: $255,949
• Wilkie’s Catering: $241,406
• Misty Moonlight Diner: $211,211 
• That’s a Wrap Cafe: $169,742.59 
• East Side Cafe: $157,454
• KJ Nosh Catering Co.:  $140,964.93
• Trattoria Rustica: $110,670.78 
• Lakewood Creamery: $58,185.52 
• R&R LLC: $53,107

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Fake NEWS!!!

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan, Eagle article Aug 14-15 weekend edition. The haves and have nots. Story starts on page D1 and says it is continued on page 9. There is no page 9. Only goes up to page 8. So there ya go.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Liberals at The Parrot either can’t count

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Latest Census shows a surge in population for Mass. (except for Pittsfield) And the population drop in Pittsfield is actually much worse than it looks because there are so many “less forstunates” back filling to cover for the real loss. And the real loss is upper and middle class people who have taken stock of the Pittsfield situation, crime, drugs, bad and getting worse schools, bad roads and garbage all over. All that and worst of all, bad leadership. Worse than that, no oversight of the bad leadership.
Happy trails to those leaving to seek a better life. And a heartfelt sadness for those backfillers who have wound up here and are themselves expecting a better life.
Please read my new book. A Myth, a Mirage and a Mayor, coming out before Christmas.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I believe Pittsfield wants a growing underclass because it equals millions of dollars more in federal and state funds for its Level 5 public schools, social services, and the like. I call it “Perverse Incentives”! I believe it has been going on in Pittsfield for at least the last 30 years.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

We are a city and if you guys want the courthouse and social services in Great barrington or Lee take them.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Keep all bums the Democrats bused in TSC.

Pittsfield, where there’s a bum at every traffic light……..

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

And because the mayor always has to put a “positive” spin on bad news she says, paraphrasing, this is a smaller amount of people bailing on Pittsfield than in past decades. She does not say how many have bailed since she became mayor, but the number is in the thousands for sure. And she sure as hell has not done anything to make normal folk stay around.
What she and her do gooders have done is create an environment that welcomes people who need social services as opposed to well educated types who can and want to work. And the former is driving out the latter.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Positive spin? She and others involved in her administration graduated from Baghdad Bob’s school of spin with honors.

Name withheld
Name withheld
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

The census is a joke. I worked as a local supervisor for census takers and it’s all made up numbers.

My direct supervisor out of Worcester, a man of East Indian persuasion held training classes for us on how to train the field enumerators on how to trick the system.
The census bureau provided bonuses and overtime to meet the shortened collection deadline and the regional office out of Albany gave the Worcester office the target numbers they wanted to meet.
It was pure data manipulation.
From enumerators getting bonuses for closing high percentage of cases, to disabling GPS on the phones so enumerators could work from at home, and teaching enumerators how to slow down data input or disable WiFi so they could do bulk updates to records without getting caught.
The rule was try three times or try three neighbors. If the person refused to answer, we were instructed to tell the enumerators to try other houses, after three tries they were supposed to make up the data and act like it came from a neighbor. They were also told to increase the number of Hispanics, single mothers, and households with children, that came directly from Albany.
The Worcester district supervisor told us to tell the enumerators to use their own cell phones to make up names and research names in the area. We were told to tell the enumerators to use this website to generate race and gender specific names.
https://www.behindthename.com/random/
My supervisor bonus was directly tied to how many cases were closed, so the incentive and instruction from the top was to close as many cases as you could no matter what.
The regional office could track data input down to the foot and track routes. They could also see how fast the data entry was happening. Too quick and a flag would go off. Stationary for too long or too much data input without moving, an alarm would go off.
My job was to stop that from happening by teaching people how to disable the GPS, cell and WiFi service. That way they could sit at home or in their car, make up data and bulk upload when they turned on WiFi and cellular again. We also were told to take at least 10-15 minutes per record and at least 7-10 between creating records.

Glinda
Glinda
Reply to  Name withheld
1 month ago

Figures. Not surprised thanks for the info I have passed along

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Glinda
1 month ago

To whom?

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Name withheld
1 month ago

A complete collection of lies.

Legal Expert
Legal Expert
1 month ago

Berkshire Mall deal is dead before it even started.
It’s a shell game of shifting companies, the new management company has very little in terms of revenue streams, it’s behind on a similar project in Michigan, and it lacks the capital to make this deal happen.

What they are hoping to do is get a percentage cut/finders fee for putting the mall owner with a large national destination entertainment company. This group is run by three companies, Apollo Global Management, Centerbridge Partners and Blackstone Group. None of which is interested in this property, it doesn’t fit the profile.
In order for them to do what they need, they need lodging.
So back to the drawing board, or should I say the shell game. The new management company will milk this for every last dollar before disappearing in the night.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Legal Expert
1 month ago

Maybe they can grab some Covid money before they bail. Is that the plan? Because it looks like some “companies” (and dentists) (and CPAs) are making more money from “relief” than if they ran a normal operation. Whodathunkit?

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Not one word on Trump government handouts of 2 trillion to the republicans in 2017….to wealthy people and you guys dont get it.Why you republicans love running motors to turn wheels on a car is baffling.You are tools of big oil.Big money wants no change and no ideas they want you to stay in your fear groups of life without a fossil fuel would be awlful.I must use gasoline.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

So why is gasoline up 50% in 6 months under Xiden TSC? And he’s giving out tax dollars to his buddies in Iran again?

Past Gas
Past Gas
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Gas is up 100%.
I was paying $1.49-1.69 when Trump left office. Now it’s $2.99-$3.29 for regular

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Past Gas
1 month ago

Locking gas caps are back in demand along with siphoning gas since Joe took over. Just like the seventies all over again, Pretty soon odd or even the way things are going.

Harvard Gass
Harvard Gass
Reply to  Past Gas
1 month ago

You were paying were all paying.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Past Gas
1 month ago

Nonsense. Gas prices in January 2021 were $2.40 on average. Right now, it’s around $3.00 in MA. Why? Because more people are driving and going places. Biden has nothing to do with the increase in gas prices.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Speaking of tools, Biden and admin. did away with XL pipeline, Drilling permits etc… yet begging OPEC to supply more oil.

Sgt. bazooka
Sgt. bazooka
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

TDS

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Terrorists in Afghanistan promise a peaceful transfer of Afghanistan’s capital to their control and Biden believes them. I didn’t know that terrorists did “peaceful transfers of control”. Reports for the last few days have said that beheadings and turning women into slaves is what is really happening. Biden is just really naive and is now asking Nance and Schumer for help in dealing with this terrible situation.
https://www.foxnews.com/world/taliban-enter-kabul-outskirts-await-peaceful-transfer-of-afghanistan-capital

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Sotero and NWO are pulling the strings on the Biden puppet

pjmh
pjmh
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Same “terrorists” our former leadership wanted to host on 9/11 at Camp David, because, yeah, they’re honorable and trustworthy. Those guys?

pjmh
pjmh
Reply to  pjmh
1 month ago

Fact.

Tweet by @SecPompeo on 9/12/20:

“Met with Taliban Political Dep. Mullah Beradar to welcome the launch of Afghan peace negotiations. The Taliban must seize this opportunity to forge a political settlement & reach a comprehensive & permanent ceasefire to end 40 yers of war. This effort must be Afghan led.”

Sgt. bazooka
Sgt. bazooka
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Thank god Taliban Joe and his Generals are studying CRT.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Bidenflation, foreign policy blunders, skyrocketing crime, refusal to follow immigration laws, out of control spending – Biden’s a disaster!!

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/former-cia-officer-most-infamous-devastating-press-conference-ever-held-american

By Deflation
By Deflation
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Yup. The toilet is running over!
!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

“I did not write this was taken off another post.
The nonsense explained! ”

” ABBOTT AND COSTELLO’S ‘WHO’S ON FIRST’ ……updated version.

Bud: ‘You can’t come in here!’
Lou: ‘Why not?’
Bud: ‘Well because you’re unvaccinated.’
Lou: ‘But I’m not sick.’
Bud: ‘It doesn’t matter.’
Lou: ‘Well, why does that guy get to go in?’
Bud: ‘Because he’s vaccinated.’
Lou: ‘But he’s sick!’
Bud: ‘It’s alright. Everyone in here is vaccinated.’
Lou: ‘Wait a minute. Are you saying everyone in there is vaccinated?’
Bud: ‘Yes.’
Lou: ‘So then why can’t I go in there if everyone is vaccinated?’
Bud: ‘Because you’ll make them sick.’
Lou: ‘How will I make them sick if I’m NOT sick and they’re vaccinated.’
Bud: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’
Lou: ‘But they’re vaccinated.’
Bud: ‘But they can still get sick.’
Lou: ‘So what the heck does the vaccine do?’
Bud: ‘It vaccinates.’
Lou: ‘So vaccinated people can’t spread covid?’
Bud: ‘Oh no. They can spread covid just as easily as an unvaccinated person.’
Lou: ‘I don’t even know what I’m saying anymore. Look. I’m not sick.
Bud: ‘Ok.’
Lou: ‘And the guy you let in IS sick.’
Bud: ‘That’s right.’
Lou: ‘And everybody in there can still get sick even though they’re vaccinated.’
Bud: ‘Certainly.’
Lou: ‘So why can’t I go in again?’
Bud: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’
Lou: ‘I’m not asking who’s vaccinated or not!’
Bud: ‘I’m just telling you how it is.’
Lou: ‘Nevermind. I’ll just put on my mask.’
Bud: ‘That’s fine.’
Lou: ‘Now I can go in?’
Bud: ‘Absolutely not!’
Lou: ‘But I have a mask!’
Bud: ‘Doesn’t matter.’
Lou: ‘I was able to come in here yesterday with a mask.’
Bud: ‘I know.’
Lou: So why can’t I come in here today with a mask? ….If you say ‘because I’m unvaccinated’ again, I’ll break your arm.’
Bud: ‘Take it easy buddy.’
Lou: ‘So the mask is no good anymore.’
Bud: ‘No, it’s still good.’
Lou: ‘But I can’t come in?’
Bud: ‘Correct.’
Lou: ‘Why not?’
Bud: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’
Lou: ‘But the mask prevents the germs from getting out.’
Bud: ‘Yes, but people can still catch your germs.’
Lou: ‘But they’re all vaccinated.’
Bud: ‘Yes, but they can still get sick.’
Lou: ‘But I’m not sick!!’
Bud: ‘You can still get them sick.’
Lou: ‘So then masks don’t work!’
Bud: ‘Masks work quite well.’
Lou: ‘So how in the heck can I get vaccinated people sick if I’m not sick and masks work?’
Bud: ‘Third base.’ “

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

No shit – you didn’t write it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

I gave proper attribution Tommy boi!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

This should scare everyone. The Taliban terrorist organization that just took over Kabul said they will have an “inclusive government”. Huh? This is far left lingo. Apparently they are trying to appeal to the far left in the West and that includes this country to make themselves sound somehow normal for the way they took over this country, but how did Al-Jazeera get exclusive access to a terrorist organization’s news conference?
https://www.foxnews.com/media/al-jazeera-gets-exclusive-photos-of-taliban-taking-the-presidential-palace-in-kabul

Kabul Kable
Kabul Kable
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Inclusive stoning, gays, women who read, Christians

Lohwer Wrank
Lohwer Wrank
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Women will take the biggest hit as the Taliban takes Kabul.

Midull Yeast
Midull Yeast
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

They’re blending over there. Somethings cooking around the Ban. If you beat em, Jump Ship.

Kabul Kable
Kabul Kable
1 month ago

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